As champions of the keto diet and lifestyle, it’s part of our mission to debunk the claims that keto is just another fad diet and address some common concerns. Read on to learn more about common keto misconceptions and why the keto diet might be just right for you!
MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides.” In other words, it is FAT. Now, as we have established, a keto diet sends your body into ketosis so that it will burn fat and turn it into glucose as an alternative energy source. Enter MCT oil as another source of fat.
“Ketosis” is an intimidating word for many. Like with a low-carbohydrate diet, a high-fat diet, or a diet with added fatty acids, you may have heard of keto dieting and have some reservations about sending your body into this state without fully comprehending what it is or even how it works. And, let’s face it, anything that sounds like a medical diagnosis can be a bit scary for all of us.
Electrolytes are absolutely critical for the human body to function and this is true whether or not we are embarking on a ketogenic diet. We all need them to stay healthy and active! If you’re new to keto dieting you may be experiencing what is commonly called “keto flu.” If you ask any experienced keto dieter how to combat the symptoms of that flu, they will most likely answer (you guessed it!) ELECTROLYTES!
One of the questions we get asked quite often is to explain the difference between an exogenous ketone supplement and MCT oil and if you can take both supplements at the same time. In order to best answer this question, let's first take a closer look at what each supplement is, and then look at how they can be used together to achieve the most effective results.
On a standard ketogenic diet, fat should comprise between 70 to 80 percent of your daily caloric needs. But what do you do if you are struggling to reach the proper ratio of fat calories? Maybe you don't like fatty cuts of meat and need another alternative to make up for those fat calories. That's where MCT supplements come in.
Exogenous ketones are becoming increasingly more popular as a nutritional supplement because of the fuel they supply our bodies with and how they positively affect other functions of the body. BHB isn’t necessarily a ketone. However, it still functions like one and still converts into energy as the other ketones do. BHB, or Beta-hydroxybutyric acid, is the main source of exogenous ketone bodies that supplements rely on.